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    • Black and Brown in Hip Hop: Tenuous-Solidarity Robert Tinajero UT-El Paso www.blueletters.com Black love, Brown Pride/ We might fight against each other/ But I promise you this/ We’ll burn this [city] down—just get us pissed -Tupac Shakur-
    • Black and Brown in Hip Hop
      • Intro. – Tension & Solidarity
      • Solidarity
      • Tension (Historical; in Hip Hop)
      • Conclusion
    • Black and Brown in America
      • African Americans and Latinos are the two largest minority groups in the United States—each comprising approximately 13% of the total population
    • Black and Brown in America
      • I propose that Latino Americans and African Americans, as highlighted in specific rap lyrics, videos, and film, are in a constant state of tension and solidarity. They interact in a physical, linguistic and rhetorical borderland (Anzaldua) and co-exist in what LuMing Mao might refer to as a state of “ together-in-difference ”…
    • Tension and Solidarity
      • As some of the lyrical and visual rhetoric creates and highlights tension it also creates and highlights understanding, empathy, and solidarity.
      • … thus, the notion of tenuous-solidarity
    • Solidarity: Illustrating and Perpetuating an Ethos of Struggle
      • A reigning metaphor in rap music is that of the Soldier, which represents purposeful struggle.
      • Dead Prez
      • Cypress hill; Tupac
      • no limit soldiers;
      • Public Enemy; south park
      • mexican
    • Tension: An Extension of Historical Conflict
      • The tension between these two populations certainly did not begin with the emergence of rap music and Hip Hop culture,
      • though rap music and Hip Hop culture certainly play their part in illustrating and perpetuating these tensions.
    • 50 Cent’s Just A Lil’ Bit
    • Ice Cube’s Next Friday
    • Conclusion
      • as these two communities work against one another, they also form part of a complexly unified force that constantly interacts and pushes up against dominating hegemonic forces
    • What does the future hold?
      • together…
      • In difference
      • Blueletters.com